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Roadtrip from Kolkata to Uttarakhand - Nainital, Almora, Kausani and Munsiyari

Kumaon and Garhwal are the two regions of the mountainous state Uttarakhand. The first thing that comes to our mind when we say Kumaon is Nainital. Nainital is one of the most visited hill station in India. However other than Nainital there are several other "Tals" (which means Lake), beautiful hamlets and forests in this region. We started planning from Nov '15 when 2 of my school friends showed interest. We planned to stay in 7 different location, visit as many as we could and hoped to see some snowfall in Munsyari. Kumaon region is famous for outer Himalaya peaks and Panchachuli peaks. These peaks can be seen from places like Kausani, Almora, Chaurkori, Munsyari. After reading many travelogues in Team-bhp and going through road updates and weather updates the plan was finalized. There were lots of places we could visit, but we had only 8 days . Luckily GoIbibo was giving huge discounts on hotels which helped us reduce the overall trip budget. All the hotels were